Here’s Fineman’s take on the SRLC. There is much to disagree with, but of interesting note are his thoughts on Palin and Barbour.

Six Lessons from the Southern Republican Leadership Conference

Just because you love Sarah Palin doesn’t mean you want her to run for president, and other observations.

By Howard Fineman | Newsweek Web Exclusive
Apr 12, 2010

I just spent three days in the closest thing there is to the central nervous system of the modern Republican Party. It’s not the GOP cloakroom of the U.S. Senate, not Sean Hannity’s morning staff meeting, it’s not Bill Kristol’s brain. It’s the quadrennial meeting of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, this time in New Orleans, the city where the gathering was first held decades ago.

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